- The skies above Quesnel and the rest of the Cariboo area
have been relatively crowded lately, and not just with airplanes and helicopters.
- In fact, says UFO researcher Brian Vike, nobody is exactly
sure what they are.
- In an interview from his home in Houston, B.C., Vike
said heâs amazed at the number of sightings in the Cariboo over the
past summer and fall.
- ãIâve been getting stuff like crazy from
your area,ä he said. ãAll kinds of things are happening. Itâs
been very busy ever since mid-July.ä
- One incident, he said, involved some Quesnel women who
said they saw an object that looked like a giant plasma ball moving slowly
across the sky one night.
- ãäIt took about eight seconds, which is a
very long time,ä Vike said. ãThey watched it from their kitchen.ää
- In another incident, he said, a Wal-Mart employee working
a late shift, saw a great big red object shoot across the heavens.
- Vike said he received reports of a fireball coming down
in the Quesnel area recently, which was seen from Vanderhoof to 100 Mile
- ãIt was very bright, very low,ä he said.
- These are just a few of the local sightings that Vike
has had reported to his web site at www.hbcufo.com.
- ãIâve had reports coming in about just about
every shape and form of unidentified craft you can think of, from triangles
to crescent shapes and cylinders,ä he said. ãI had reports
of a really dark object, really low over Okanagan Lake. According to witnesses,
two jets flew over just after this object went through, although thatâs
hard to verify.ä
- One of the most disturbing elements of any UFO report
is the possibility of missing time - where witnesses find they canât
account for several hours just after seeing something. This, too, he said,
has happened in B.C. this year.
- ãIn Kelowna on July 31, two women were out star
gazing and they pulled over, and got out of their vehicle. When they did,
they saw three white lights come together to form a triangle and then drop
out of the sky,ä Vike said. ãThey tried to run, but they said
it was like running through quicksand. One of them said she felt like she
had been zapped with electricity, and the other agreed. They managed to
get to a house, with the lights still following, and that was it.ä
- Or was it? The women reported between 25 and 35 minutes
of missing time.
- Interestingly, Vike said, the womenâs tale was
bolstered by a report from someone else living in the area who said they
could see where the ladies were and could see the lights over the highway.
- In the morning, one of the two women was sitting at a
table and all of a sudden said, she felt awful and then blood started trickling
from her right nostril. As well, she found she had a burn mark on her tailbone
that she couldnât explain. The doctor, Vike said, suggested it looked
like a radiation burn.
- ãThose ladies went through hell with this,ä
- In another local incident, a Quesnel area resident was
looking up at the stars when a number of them all of a sudden moved and
fanned out in different directions.
- In all, there were 150 reports of unidentified flying
objects in British Columbia over the past year. That, Vike noted makes
up about 50 per cent of the entire crop of UFO sightings in the entire
- Vike has been working as a UFOlogist since mid-2000,
following up a lifelong passion for astronomy. When he moved to Houston,
he set up his web site and started posting some old UFO pictures, and people
started calling in their reports.
- ãOne thing I would like to stress is that if people
make a report, their personal information will not be given out,ä
Vike said. ãThis is very important.ä
- To report a UFO sighting, call Vikeâs toll-free
number at 1-866-262-1989.
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- Brian Vike, Director
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